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Ronald Turner WATT

Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool buyer
AddressAberdeen House, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Watt, Aberdeen House, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'Near Escaufcourt, on 10th October 1918, when the wagon lines were suddenly subjected to heavy fire from 5.0 howitzers which caused several casualties he was on the spot immediately, and superintended the removal of the remaining men and horses to a place of safety. In the execution of this he was himself severely wounded, but still, under heavy fire, persevered in his activities and saw that all wounded were dressed and taken away. He showed great gallantry, coolness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 23 November 1919

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